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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jury Convicts Felon In Possession Of Machine Guns

TULSA, Okla. — Following a two-day jury trial, Gregory Lynn Shrader, 56, of Jay, Oklahoma, a convicted felon, was found guilty of being in possession of firearms and ammunition, United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. for the Northern District of Oklahoma announced today. On June 5, 2014, Shrader was charged by a grand jury with the offense.

On March 6, 2014, a search warrant was executed at Shrader’s home. During the search, law enforcement found three firearms and ammunition, including a 12GA gauge shotgun, a .45 ACP rifle, and a 9mm rifle and ammunition. Both rifles were machine guns.

Sentencing has been set on August 13, 2015, before United States District Court Judge Claire V. Eagan. Shrader faces the statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. In addition, Shrader faces the forfeiture of the firearms and ammunition involved in the offense.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Tulsa Field office, with assistance by the United States Postal Inspection Service, Phoenix division, and Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tulsa office. Assistant United States Attorneys Joel-lyn A. McCormick, Clemon Ashley, and Catherine Depew prosecuted the case.

Updated July 14, 2015